I have to admit, I was not surprised when I heard the news that Lisa Vanderpump would not be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Fans of the show have had strong reactions about Vanderpump’s departure and in a new interview Lisa is opening up about why she really left the show.
Lisa opened up to RuPaul about her decision. “It was such a brutal season for me, and it was at a time where I was floundering. And everybody always says, ‘Oh, you look like you’ve got your life together.’ But I started that show this season two or three months after my brother passed, and I just wasn’t in the right space. And I actually did say, and we’ve talked about it with Andy [Cohen] on Watch What Happens Live, he said, ‘I wish I’d given you the year off,'” Lisa explained. “I just wasn’t as prepared. I found I couldn’t deal with something that I could normally deal with. And so it just went on, and then it was cumulative. And in the end, I just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I just can’t.'”
Vanderpump explained that she had felt “divisiveness” amongst her RHOBH co-stars. “I absolutely detest it. I think you should just focus on yourself and being the best that you can be, you know? I never, ever think like that,” she said. “Of course, the show is based on fun and a few snarky things, but when it gets really vicious and trying to pull each other down, I just don’t support that at all.”
She explained that she tries to stay out of the drama with the women. “Oh, it’s not difficult for me to resist it,” she told RuPaul. “I’m not gonna roll down in the dirt with that. I’m just not gonna do it. That’s not the way I’ve lived my life, that’s not the way I’ve raised my children, and it’s not an example I want to set, never.”